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Potential YES Contract Dispute? Update: Agreement reached

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Grafixguy, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Apr 2, 2011 #321 of 526
    Tom Robertson

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    <Moderator note> Let's keep things clean. Insults are not necessary at all.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2011 #322 of 526
    Tom Robertson

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    I am serious. Henceforth, Moderators will ban people from this thread or issue infractions to people who insult other members.

    3 posts have been deleted.

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  3. Apr 2, 2011 #323 of 526
    n3ntj

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    Let's just hope that a new agreement can be reached by Thursday.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2011 #324 of 526
    Sixto

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    The world is a more comfortable place ... 2-0 so far. :)

    Hopefully things get worked out by Thursday.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2011 #325 of 526
    soloredd

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    As an A's fan, I agree. Watched Felix a lot last year, definitely deserving.

    As far as the YES/DirecTV issue: I'm obviously not a Yankee fan but speaking as a sports fan in general it sucks. I think the NFL dispute has changed how I view this kind of stuff. You may be a Yankee fan, I may hate them, but at the end of the day we are fans of baseball (or football, basketball, etc). Far too often we are the ones overlooked as a group. So, even out here on the West Coast, hope it gets worked out quickly and fairly.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2011 #326 of 526
    mitch300

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    I find it tinteresting that D* move the dead line to Thursday. Guess who the Yanks play Friday. Yep the Red Sox. The most viewers they probably get all season are against the Sox. let's see who blinks first.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2011 #327 of 526
    Kevin F

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    YES moved the deadline to Thursday. Not DirecTV.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2011 #328 of 526
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    It's good PR by YES in saying we're trying to be reasonable, but DirecTV just doesn't want to pay what they want them to.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2011 #329 of 526
    hdtvfan0001

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    "We" as in you work for them?

    Many content providers have joined the "charge a ridiculous increase in pricing" bandwagon these days.

    At some point, delivery folks have to simply say "no thank you", or else bundle them into an option service and see how well the public wants to pay for it as an extra item.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2011 #330 of 526
    Kevin F

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    I'm sure a lot of people in NY would pay extra to receive YES
     
  11. Apr 3, 2011 #331 of 526
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    Sorry about the phrasing, but it's not as if DirecTV is bleeding money. It is a profitable company. When two profitable companies try to reach a deal, they want to protect those profits. As I have stated, if YES goes dark. there will be plenty of blame to go around.
     
  12. Apr 3, 2011 #332 of 526
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    Saturday's game is on FOX and Sunday's is on ESPN so worst case it'd be one game. Hopefully they figure it out before Friday anyway.
     
  13. Apr 3, 2011 #333 of 526
    sigma1914

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    And Fridays is on MLB Network. Although NY folks would be blacked out, right?
     
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    Ya they would.
     
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    I'm one of them. I started to get the MLB plan, then found out you couldn't opt out of it. Had no other recourse than to call the cable company. I will get Yes one way or the other.

    This isn't D*'s fault in any way that I can find. This is all about the ongoing greed of the management of the Yankees. The Yes Network is valued at way over a billion dollars and yet they want more. And don't think I'm one of the D* fanboys saying this, I'm pretty sure I'm correct in my assessment of who is at fault here. If I thought it was D*'s fault, I'd say so.

    Rich
     
  16. Apr 3, 2011 #336 of 526
    adkinsjm

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    Was it YES or Cablevison's fault in 2002?
     
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    Rich

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    That's an ongoing argument. I think Jim Dolan was infuriated that the Yes Network was formed, taking the Yankees broadcasts away from the MSG channel that Dolan's family owns. His response was to cut the Yes Channel from Cablevision.

    But if you talk to a Cablevision supporter, it was all the Yes Network's fault. I don't believe that at all.

    Rich
     
  18. Apr 3, 2011 #338 of 526
    stoutman

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    In upstate NY, YES has better ratings than OTA programming in the summer. It is not your run of the mill RSN.
     
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    Are people seriously defecting over this already?? People it's a VERY small chance they get rid of YES. I would just sit tight... geez. I mean you know it's still on right? Check it out, there's a game on... enjoy it :)
     
  20. Apr 3, 2011 #340 of 526
    Rich

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    I'm not defecting from D*. I'm just adding a couple cable DVRs. No commitment with Cablevision. Told them right up front that I was gonna cancel those DVRs right away when this thing gets settled.

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